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Seeking Out Relationships in Papua New Guinea

Crimson Cup is bringing our Friend2Farmer direct trade program to Papua New Guinea! Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir, a licensed Q Grader, recently spent several days cupping coffee and exploring coffee-growing areas of Papua New Guinea. This nation in … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Add a Brew Bar to Your Coffee Shop?

Brew bars have become essential features to attract coffee enthusiasts to your coffee house. A brew bar provides a dedicated space for preparing hand-pour coffees. This allows coffee shops to showcase the quality of their coffee using pour-over brewing methods … Read More

25th Anniversary Milestone 2: A New Mentor and Coffee Blend

Greg Ubert and Armando Escobar

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the second in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. Less than a year after launching Crimson Cup, Greg encountered a mentor … Read More

25th Anniversary Milestone 1: Greg Ubert Falls in Love with Specialty Coffee

Greg Ubert Founder and President Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

In 2016, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea celebrates 25 years of coffee+community! This is the first in a series of blog posts about the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. In August 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh. MS-DOS 5.0 was … Read More

Brandon Bir Earns Q Grader License

Q Grader Brandon Bir Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Columbus Ohio

Congrats to Coffee Sourcing and Education Manager Brandon Bir on earning his Q Grader license from the Coffee Quality Institute! Brandon is now one of only 3,500 coffee professionals worldwide licensed to evaluate Arabica coffees. “We are all extremely proud … Read More

Jan Morton L.O.V.E. of Community Award Goes to Coffee Amici

Coffee Amici Findlay Ohio

We can’t think of anyone who better exemplifies coffee and community than the late Jan Morton, co-owner of the Book Cellar & Coffee Attic in Iowa Falls, Iowa. That’s why we created the Jan Morton L.O.V.E. of Community award. The … Read More

1991 Blend Commemorates 25 Years of Coffee and Community

1991 Blend Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea Columbus Ohio

In August 1991, The Fresh Prince was fresh, MS-DOS 5.0 was cutting-edge tech, fava beans were all the rage, and Greg Ubert roasted his first coffee beans. This week, the Founder and President of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea kicked … Read More